Questions tagged [mtg-autocard]

For questions about the MTG autocard feature, which converts [mtg:CardName] tags in posts into Gatherer card links.

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Do we still want to switch to using Scryfall as the autocard service?

This 2017 post makes some compelling arguments for switching over to Scryfall. But it's 4 years (and a change) out of date. Before we commit to mass-fixing the currentlybroken gatherer links, can we ...
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Mass-fix broken links from old usages of autocard functionality

We have a nice autocard feature, which lets you easily link to Magic: The Gathering cards like Lightning Bolt with the following syntax: [mtg:Lightning Bolt] When this feature was first introduced, ...
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Magic The Gathering auto card for pre release cards

How should auto card be handled on cards that have been previewed for an upcoming set but are not yet in gatherer? Should the auto card be used with the knowledge that it will be broken until the set ...
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Autocard doesn't find a specific card, Sakashima the Impostor

Title. Sakashima the Impostor returns no search result on the gatherer site for some reason. Autocarding Sakashima or Impostor alone at least takes me to the search function that includes the wanted ...
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Can the Autocard feature be improved (again)?

This used to be an answer. Now it is a feature request. The Autocard feature for Magic: the Gathering was updated in 2016. Since then the community has discovered a couple of bugs. We also found a ...
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Can anyone qualified look into the [mtg:] tag?

In this question, the "mtg:Searing Spear" (Searing Spear) doesn't work for me, and it sometimes doesn't for other cards either. It gets me to Gatherer, but it can't find any result, despite correct ...
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Autocard opens non-scrolling windows

On two different computers I use, both running recent Firefox, this site's Gatherer links open non-scrolling windows. The windows both have no scroll bar and can't be scrolled by arrow keys / mouse ...
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Switch Magic autocard over to a different search engine, Scryfall

So... we've had a history of bugs with the autocard feature linking to Gatherer. Whatever way we try to link to it, there's always new and different arbitrary cards that break for some reason. Today ...
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Why are the card links broken?

I've seen here many people use a specific syntax to have a link added automatically: example: Lightning Bolt The problem is that those links, pointing to Wizard's website are broken. Who's in charge ...
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Autocard not working for Platinum Angel

The generated url is: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?name=%2b%5bPlatinum%20Angel%5d Which somehow returns no results. If you add quotes around it (best approximation for our ...
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Can the Magic card auto link feature be improved?

Some Cards Generate Multiple Results If the entire name is contained within the name of another card, then linking the former card will return a result with both cards. An example can be seen with ...
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Can we get mtg-autocard support for inside code blocks?

Code blocks are often used on the site for the fixed-width indentation the provide. This answer attempted to use a mtg-autocard link inside the code block, but it didn't link. Would it be possible to ...
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How do we create an autocard link to a card with an apostrophe in the name?

In Infractions/Player Communication - Infernal Tutor and Lion's Eye Diamond, it would be nice to link correctly to Lion's Eye Diamond. Using an apostrophe character, as in [mtg:Lion's Eye Diamond] ...
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Some autocard names don't execute correctly

[mtg:Grafdigger's Cage] fails to find any cards (Try it: Grafdigger's Cage). I've double-checked it a few times. I think it's something about the ' in the card name. (This is very minor) [mtg:Sun ...
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Please add support for MTG autocard plurals/short names

The current autocard link syntax works great, but it can be a bit awkward to use with plural names. It's easy to change [mtg:Lightning Bolts] to [mtg:Lightning Bolt]s. Getting correct links to cards ...
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MTG AutoCard doesn't show up in previews

The [mtg:cardname] card tags don't show up in (JavaScript?) post previews. All that's visible is the plain text.
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Please add support for the Magic AutoCard window

This was discussed and dismissed previously because no official API was provided, but an API does exist for automatic hover over images and links. The Wizards published API service called AutoCard ...
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